Terremoto adj. Italian for Spirited

Wines_ImageAn accurate description for one of the early entries into Australia’s Wine Industry Design Competition.

Terremoto is commonly used as a term of endearment to describe an individual who has a spirited character and is full of life and energy.  Friends and family often refer to Serafino (Steve) Maglieri, the founder of Serafino Wines as Terremoto.

Steve Maglieri arrived in McLaren vale in 1968 determined to enter the wine industry. From picking, pruning and cellar hand work to planting his own vineyards and building his first winery, Steve has enjoyed great success. He is now looking for recognition for his packaging design.

The 2010 Syrah label designed by Joe Marrapodi of Soup Creative has been entered into the Open Class, Best Red Bottle.

What of the wine itself? Originating in a prized single vineyard, the perfumed aromatics in this wine captivate the senses which carry the complexity through to the palate encompassing rich fruit flavours of mulberry, blueberry, and dark Maraschino cherries.  New French and American oak barrels contribute nutmeg, spice and roasted mocha characters while combining harmoniously alongside soft, supple tannins which linger persistently and complement the finish of this elegant wine.  A slow cooked hearty roast or fillet mignon would be an ideal partnership, shared with family and friends of course.

Being crowned “Bushing King” on two occasions, also winning the Trophy for “Australia’s Best Shiraz” in the 1997 Great Australian Wine Challenge he became internationally acclaimed after winning the Trophy for the Best Shiraz and Red Wine of the Year at the London International Wine Challenge.

Can Steve take home a trophy for label design? Time will tell.  Web